Welcome to SharePHIL

What is SharePHIL? 

SharePHIL is a non-profit association which aims to become a major catalyst in promoting the development of the capital market by advocating education in order to enlighten investors and shareholders of their rights, duties and responsibilities and to promote shareholder activism in a positive way. With an enlightened investing public, more savings will be attracted to the capital markets and all shareholders, big and small, will be conscious about shareholder promotion and protection.

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Latest on SharePHIL

Probe Calata insider trading, SEC prodded
By Jennifer B. Austria  Manila Standard  14 February 2018

The Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines Inc., a group that promotes and protects the rights of minority stockholders, asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate directors, officers and other staff of Calata Corp. for possible insider trading violations. Read more.

**To view the Letter to SEC: click here

** To view supplemental Letter to SEC: click here

Induction of New Members during the General Membership Meeting on 19 January 2018


BSP, SEC caution public on cryptocurrencies
By Doris Dumlao-Abadilla  Philippine Daily Inquirer  14 March 2018

Beware of the short-swing profits rule!
By Francis Lim  Philippine Daily Inquirer  7 March 2018

Hidden information, hidden action and the stock market
By Peter L. U  The Manila Times  13 February 2018

Can a corporation be an ethical being
By Benito L. Teehankee  Business World  8 June 2017

Biz Buss: Educating 'snackholders'
By Doris Dumlao-Abadilla  Philippine Daily Inquirer  9 June 2017

Welcome news for the investing public
By Francis Lim  Philippine Daily Inquirer  25 May 2017

SEC says obstacles to raising corporate governance standards in PHL remain
By Arra B. Francia  Business World  25 May 2017

Articles & Speeches

Private Cryptocurrencies and Lessons from a Red Paperclip
Keynote speech of BSP Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr., Cryptocurrency: The Truth & the Myth Forum, 12 March 2018, Dusit Thani Hotel

Officers and members of the Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines, guests from the public and private sectors, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon!

It is my pleasure to share the Bangko Sentral’s insights and initiatives on privately-issued cryptocurrencies. I am hopeful that in doing so, we will, as your theme suggests, be able to cut through the “truths and myths” surrounding this fairly novel medium of exchange. Notice though that I make a key distinction as there’s such a thing as central bank-issued digital currency. I’m not going there today as that’s a different conversation all together even as the underlying technology may be similar.

But there it is. Cryptocurrencies are a medium of exchange. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) recognizes this. We have defined crypto or virtual currency as any “form of digitally stored value created by an agreement within the community of virtual currency users.” As far back as 2014, the BSP advised the public of the features, benefits and attendant risks in dealing with cryptocurrency. Read more.

If one of the Zobels led PH
By Francis Lim - Philippine Daily Inquirer - 21 September 2017

Last August 31, the Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines (SharePHIL) held its 4th annual summit at the Dusit Hotel in Makati City.

The summit featured the famous brothers of the Ayala Group, Jaime Augusto and Fernando Zobel de Ayala.

The occasion was a rare feat for any organization: It was the first time the Zobel brothers spoke jointly as principal speakers in one forum. SharePHIL was indeed honored by this distinct privilege. Read more

Zobel brothers share insights on surviving, thriving
By Doris Dumlao-Abadilla - Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 September 2017

For seven generations, they have built job-creating enterprises that helped grow the Philippine economy.

Their history is entwined with that of the country, through the long colonial period and two world wars alongside domestic economic and political cycles. Indeed, in the last 183 years, it has evolved from an agricultural trading house into one of the largest, most diversified and most admired conglomerates in the country.

Conglomerate Ayala Corp., the country’s oldest business house, traces its roots to Casa Roxas, set up in 1834 by Antonio de Ayala, a poor young man from the small town of Ayala in Spain’s Basque region who worked as assistant to Domingo Roxas, descendant of settlers who arrived in the Philippines by way of Acapulco in the late 1770s. Read more


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